Adam Rippon turns down NBC commentator job in sign of support to teammates


The openly gay Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon has rejected a lucrative TV commentary offer because he wanted to continue supporting the USA Olympic team. Working as a commentator he would be forced to leave the Olympic village but he does not want to do it, he would rather let his teammates know that he is there for them. “More I love being on Team USA and representing our country. My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them. I look forward to being with them, and I’m very excited for the rest of the competition. Go Team USA!!!” the skater said on Twitter.Rippon paid tribute to to the “overwhelming” support he’s received as one of the first openly gay men to compete at the Winter Olympics after his bronze victory earlier in the games.


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